Girish Karnad death: PM Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind pay condolences to the veteran actor
Girish Karnad passed away on June 10 in Bengaluru.
Veteran actor and playwright Girish Karnad took his last breath today on June 10 at a hospital in Bengaluru at 6.30 am in the morning. He died due to multiple organs failure as he was suffering from prolonged illness for years. He was 81 at the time of death and is survived by his wife Saraswathi, son Raghu Karnad, and daughter Radha. From celebs to politicians, everyone is mourning the death of this prominent personality. PM Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind to Chief Minister of Karnataka Sadananda Gowda and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, many politicians paid condolences to the departed soul.
PM Modi took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “Girish Karnad will be remembered for his versatile acting across all mediums.” Here’s his tweet.
Girish Karnad will be remembered for his versatile acting across all mediums. He also spoke passionately on causes dear to him. His works will continue being popular in the years to come. Saddened by his demise. May his soul rest in peace.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 10, 2019
Ram Nath Kovind is also “sad to hear of the passing of Girish Karnad, writer, actor and doyen of Indian theatre.”
Sad to hear of the passing of Girish Karnad, writer, actor and doyen of Indian theatre. Our cultural world is poorer today. My condolences to his family and to the many who followed his work #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) June 10, 2019
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also tweeted, “Sad news coming in the morning about the passing away of veteran noted actor and playwright Girish Karnad. Girish ji’s views and artistic contribution will be missed by the country.”
Sad news coming in the morning about the passing away of veteran noted actor and playwright Girish Karnad. Girish ji's views and artistic contribution will be missed by the country.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 10, 2019
Here’s Chief Minister of Karnataka Sadananda Gowda’s tweet.
ಜ್ಞಾನಪೀಠ ಪುರಸ್ಕೃತ,ಹಿರಿಯ ರಂಗಭೂಮಿ ಕಲಾವಿದ ಸಾಹಿತಿ ಡಾ.ಗಿರೀಶ್ ಕಾರ್ನಾಡ್ ನಿಧನ ರಾದ ಸುದ್ದಿ ತಿಳಿಯಿತು . ಸಾರಸ್ವತ ಲೋಕಕ್ಕೆ ಅವರ ಕೊಡುಗೆ ಅಪಾರ .ಅಗಲಿದ ಆತ್ಮಕ್ಕೆ ಶಾಂತಿ ದೊರೆಯಲೆಂದು ಭಗವಂತನಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥಿಸೋಣ . pic.twitter.com/C9an457xv2
— Sadananda Gowda (@DVSBJP) June 10, 2019
Girish Karnad was awarded the Padma Shri in 1974 and the Padma Bhushan in 1992.
May his soul rest in peace.